Écrire Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

écrire conjugation in the present tense

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about écrire conjugation in the present tense.

Écrire which means “to write” is an irregular verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how écrire is conjugated in French,
  • how écrire is used in French,
  • how écrire has derivatives and what they are,
  • how écrire is pronounced in French,
  • how écrire is used in sentences in French,
  • how écrire conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how écrire fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about écrire conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

Écrire Conjugation in the Present Tense

j’écris
tuécris
il/elle/onécrit
nousécrivons
vousécrivez
ils/ellesécrivent

Usage of Écrire

This section on écrire conjugation in the present tense will show you how écrire is used in French

There are 4 general ways that one can use the irregular verb écrire.

  1. One can use écrire as “to write”.

Je vais l’écrire.

I am going to write that down.

  1. One can use écrire to compose something.

Je vais lui écrire une lettre.

I am going to write a letter to him.

  1. One can use écrire to note something down in writing.

Veuillez écrire votre témoignage dans ce rapport.

Please write down your testimony in this rapport.

  1. One can use écrire to describe how a word is written.

Ce mot est écrit sans aucune majuscule.

This word is written without any capital letters.

Écrire and Its Derivatives

décrireto describe
désinscrireto unsubscribe
inscrireregister
réécrireto write again
s’inscrireto register oneself

As you can see écrire has a few important derivatives that you should be aware of.

All of these derivatives are conjugated in the same way.

You can see them in action in the example sentence chapter.

Pronunciation of Écrire

In this section on écrire conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There are 3 important rules to take into account when we want to pronounce a écrire conjugation in the present tense.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on form all have the same pronunciation. The s, and t are not pronounced.

J’écris

Tu écris

Il écrit

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

  1. In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.

Ils écrivent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “v“.

Example Sentences with Écrire Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on écrire conjugation in the present tense is about seeing avoir in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of écrire conjugation in the present tense through examples.

J’écris à propos de ma vie.

I’m writing about my life.

Je vais l’écrire.

I am going to write that down.

Je vais lui écrire une lettre.

I am going to write a letter to him.

Veuillez écrire votre témoignage dans ce rapport.

Please write down your testimony in this rapport.

Ce mot est écrit sans aucune majuscule.

This word is written without any capital letters.

Tu viens de décrire tout le monde ici.

You just described everyone in here.

Il voudrait se désinscrire de ces courriels.

He would like to unsubscribe from these emails.

Nous n’inscrivons personne sans son consentement.

We do not register anyone without their consent.

Réécrivez l’histoire et partez à la conquête du monde!

Rewrite history and conquer the world!

Ils s’inscrivent eux-mêmes au tournoi.

They register themselves for the tournament.

Anki File for Écrire Conjugation

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Verbs. This only has the verbs for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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